Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII heads to Steam on December 10

It’s always nice to see that more and more companies are devoting their time and resources to port over once exclusive console games to the PC. This time around, Square Enix have announced that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII  will make its debut on the PC via Steam, on December 10, 2015. As the 3rd and final chapter of the Final Fantasy XIII Lightning saga, we’ll get the conclusion, assuming you can make it to the end of the game.

Not to mention that the game will include a ton of extra DLC as well. However it doesn’t look like the game will receive any additional upgrades in the graphics or audio department, still I’m happy to see it come over.

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For more details, check out the full press release below.

Full Press Release:

Lightning Returns is the concluding chapter of the Final Fantasy XIII saga and series heroine Lightning’s final battle. The grand finale of the trilogy brings a world reborn as well as free character customization and stunning action based battles.

The world is sinking into a sea of chaos, and in thirteen days, nothing will remain. Though the planet is doomed, there is still hope for those who call it home. After centuries in crystal stasis, a hero has awoken—a legendary warrior on a god-given mission to save the souls of mankind. Her name: Lightning. Blessed with incredible strength and an arsenal of new weapons, she has everything she needs for the coming battle. Everything except time. And now she must make an impossible choice…

Downloadable Content Included In-Game

  • “Divine Wear” schemata
  • “Moogle Lover” schemata
  • “Ultimate Saviour” schemata
  • “FFX-2 Yuna” schemata
  • “FFVII Cloud” schemata
  • “FFX Yuna” schemata
  • “Tomb Raider” schemata
  • “Shining Prince” schemata
  • “Dark Samurai” schemata
  • “Sohei Savior” schemata
  • “Utsusemi” schemata
  • “Art of War” schemata
  • “Flower of Battle” schemata
  • “Shogun” schemata

The “FFVII Aerith” schemata is not included in this pack. Furthermore, there are no plans to make this schemata available in future.

Key Features

  • Lightning Under Your Control – Lightning will be the playable character – with a highly evolved range of techniques for battles and exploring the environment. Customise Lightning with a large range of different outfits and weapons; that affect not only the way she looks, but also her actions and abilities.
  • Action-Oriented Combat – A new battle system gives a level of direct control over the action unlike any Final Fantasy game, while having iconic elements that are known and loved throughout the series too.
  • DLC Content from the Original Console Version – The PC release will also include all the amazing DLC content from the original console version*, including Japanese voice-overs and various costumes, shields and weapons. *Except for “FFVII Aerith Costume”
  • A Constantly Moving, Beautiful World – Stunning artistic direction depicts a doomed world filled with choice and diversity. Living, expansive environments featuring a rising and setting sun provide unique experiences for every player.
  • Use Your Time Well – A world on a course for total annihilation presents unique challenges; where certain areas, missions, and people will only be available during selected periods. How will you use your remaining time?
  • A Connected Experience – Stay connected to Final Fantasy and its characters, with unique features that link the in-game world to the real world.

Notes

  • This version of the game has had no changes or additions made to the story of the original Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
  • This game does not support Dolby Digital sound.
  • This version of the game includes some of the downloadable content released for the original.
  • The bonus items originally awarded for having save data from previous games in the series will be awarded in this version regardless of whether there is suitable save data present or not.
  • Includes no functionality linked to Square Enix Members or social networking sites.
  • It is not possible to change the names assigned to chocobos, map markers or schemata.

Read more at http://gematsu.com/2015/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-pc-launches-steam-december-10#sK2UhKYXEySBrfGZ.99

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